Natural disasters weigh on Swiss Re

Reinsurer’s net profits fall by almost a fifth as claims surge

Generali hit by volatile markets

Profits fall a tenth but shares rise as insurer beats expectations

Mao relative takes Sotheby’s stake

Taikang Life pays $230m for 13.5% holding in auction house

AIG launches Brexit insurance

Add-on offers peace of mind to expat execs fearing border blues

Cenkos investigated over Quindell

Shares in small-cap broker fall after confirmation of FCA probe

JLT shrugs off Brexit insurance worries

Vote Leave supporting chief executive says broker can cope

Sterling post-Brexit fall boosts Hiscox

Diversification tempers impacts of natural disasters on insurer

Allianz promises closer ties with Pimco

Relationship pledge between German insurer and US bond unit

Lloyds of London for the big page. 
Underwriters and brokers cut deals on the trading floor at Lloyds where face to face negotiations still rule.

Beazley plans Ireland base for EU growth

Other London-based insurers consider post-Brexit options

UK insurers censured over sales agents

‘Widespread’ evidence of bad practices in third-party sales

China targets ‘ATM’ insurers

Regulator wary of aggressive upstarts such as Anbang and Baoneng

US moves to block health insurer mergers

DoJ sues over Anthem’s takeover of Cigna and Aetna’s Humana deal

Big data use risks making some uninsurable

Report says consumers could miss out if insurers deem them too risky

Insurers slam ‘collateral lies’ ruling

ABI says payouts for such claims fly in face of crackdown on cheats

US eyes blocking health insurance deals

Anthem’s $48bn Cigna offer and Aetna’s $37bn Humana bid in doubt

Baoneng faces margin call on Vanke debt

Share price tumble highlights risks of leveraged buyout

Legal & General signs ICI pension deal

Insurer seeks to calm fears about its post-Brexit business model

City of London sees Brexit differently to new minister

Priority for London is easy access to the EU single market

Wealth products power Anbang and rivals

Fast-growing Chinese investment market raises concerns about risk

Asset management: Actively failing

Managers are seeking new strategies to keep investors on side

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